Wood effect tiles

Wood Effect tiles grew in popularity a couple of years ago and over time the designs, finishes and textures have improved dramatically. An increasing amount of both household and commercial properties are now opting to use Wood Effect tiles because they’re so adaptable to any area and there are so many different designs to choose from – there are tiles that look so much like real wood people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference side by side! The advances in tile technology over the last few years mean it’s easier to produce tiles with all sorts of designs, textures and sizing formats meaning the popularity has soared, especially with the production of large planks which come in 20x120cm and 20x180cm. We are totally in love with the beautiful collection 'Lumbar' by Aleluia Cerâmicas. This porcelain tile comes in 15 x 90cm plank format and in 4 different colourways. Each colourway has a variety of designs to create the illusion of a real wood floor.

Wood effect tiles
Lumbar Arizona

Two main advantages of using tiles over natural wood are durability of the product and suitability to the setting. Real wood can become damaged, scratched and scuffed, it can be sanded down and re-oiled but this can only be done so many times. With Wood Effect tiles you eliminate this headache right away, you simply fit and you’re done. Wood Effect tiles are suitable in wet areas too, which real wood is not. Wood absorbs water and then swells; therefore, it isn’t the best product to use in areas where water is present such as kitchens and bathrooms. This is where tiles come into their own, water has no effect to tiles which mean any water that is spilled onto tiles can be just mopped up knowing that no damage will be done. Another bonus is that with tiles you can feel safe in knowledge that as long as they are fitted correctly, they will look as good as the day they were fitted for many years to come. Take the 'Kuni' Collection by Imola, these will look and feel just as great several years down the line due to the high quality, Italian craftsmanship.

Wood effect tiles
Kuni T

Wood effect tiles are also being used in all sorts of creative ways, you’re not stuck to just having them on the floor. They’re ideal for anyone who wants to create feature walls teamed with stone effect tiles making a perfect contrast in colours, textures and what look like materials. They’re also a fantastic alternative to stone effect for making a Spa style bathroom space as they have a natural warmth to them with the wood elements. The ‘Oakland’ collection is a great length to use in areas other than a floor. It has more of a shorter plank look to it at 15x90cm, so perfect to use on a feature wall. With both Spanish and Italian tile factories committed to producing many different Wood Effect tiles, we are sure they’re not going to be a craze and are set to be around for many years to come. Rees Tiles and Flooring stock many Wood Effect tiles in a variety of colours, lengths, widths and textures and we have endeavoured to have some to fit every budget.

Wood effect tiles
Oakland Beige


I cannot speak highly enough of Rees Tiles. True professionals with an eye for detail. From initial consultation along with help with choices and designs which fitted perfectly with our vision. This professionalism continued throughout or project, they really did go above and beyond and were available for advice no matter how small at all times! If you are looking for quality both in product and service, then look no further. Honestly, we love them!

Robert Mason, Quite Simply French

The team at Rees Tiles were super. They were really helpful when choosing our tiles for 3 rooms in our refurb.

We felt very confident when chatting to Holly and Steve about our ideas. They provided invaluable advice about all of the types of tiles we wanted. They were very friendly and gave us time to think about our ideas, even allowing us to bring in our kitchen cupboards to match the colours perfectly. Thank you!

Mrs Tillotson, Client

We recently undertook a self-build project and had both the bottom floor and all the bathrooms to tile. Steve was really helpful from the outset and just "got" what I was after straight away, picking out a selection of tiles that were all suitable. It meant that rather than taking ages to choose, I'd actually picked most of the options in my first visit - which is great when you have so many other decisions to make! Steve and the rest of the team were great throughout the whole process and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to others.

Melissa Woods, Self Build Customer

We are really happy with the service we get from Rees Tiles. Steve always responds to emails quickly, with a quick turnaround on quotes and great products supplied.

Sohailia Amini, Wrenman Homes

I have had the pleasure of dealing with the team at Rees Tiles over a number of years and have always found them to be knowledgeable and helpful, an all round first class service.

Harvey Bainbridge, Client

We find our relationship with Rees Tiles very professional and reliable. The fact that we can call to order stocked tiles and receive them to site the following morning is fantastic. It means that no job is held up and the turnaround for the end purchaser is smooth and quick.

Jonathan Willan, Site Manager at Halton Mills Ltd.

Looking for tiles for our bathroom, kitchen and extension floor was made easy by the fantastic displays and huge choice of tiles available at the Rees Tiles and Flooring showroom in Lancaster. Steven and Holly were very obliging, offering us their knowledgeable advice on finishes and grout colours, and also allowed us to take various samples home to try. Rees Tiles is the place to go for a wonderful selection of quality tiles with a helpful, friendly service.

Mrs Richardson-Hogg, Client

When we decided we wanted to update all the en-suites at The Sun Hotel we called into Rees Tiles and Flooring by chance and I am so thrilled we did. From start to finish the service was fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for more. Using Rees Tiles and Flooring made what could have been a stressful time so much easier. I’d be happy to recommend them to anybody who requires tiles.

Helen Henderson, The Sun at Troutbeck Bridge

Patient and Helpful with a Beautiful outcome! We were searching for the perfect shades and textures for the floor and bathrooms in our new home, which we finally found thanks to the expert and friendly team at Rees Tiles and Flooring. From start to finish they were wonderful, delivering tiles and underfloor heating when we needed it so the fixer could keep to the planned timescales. Great service and amazing products.

Mrs Wanless, Client

Steve and the team at Rees Tiles have been great in helping us choose what would work with the kitchen. They were really excited when we said we wanted to use large tiles in the kitchen, and this made us feel even more certain we’d made the right decision.

Mr Bower, Client

The team at Rees Tiles assisted me in matching up colours and explaining which would work best in my home. They worked alongside the people working on my house really well and I didn’t have to be involved which made it really stress-free for me – something which is appreciated when moving to a new house! I’m so pleased with my bathroom and kitchen and am planning on getting some tiles for my hallway soon!

Mrs Carney, Client

We have over the last 3 years totally refurbished our 5-star Silver award B&B. Rees Tiles and Flooring have supplied all the tiles for our bathrooms and kitchen and we cannot praise them highly enough. The tiles are top class quality as is the service received from Steve and his staff. We would not buy tiles in the future from anywhere else and would recommend them to anyone.

Mel Smith, Capernwray House B&B

Everyday durability and long-term maintenance are important factors when choosing any product, especially for use in a commercial environment. We’ve used many grouts and sealants over the years but found nothing that goes the distance when it comes to deterioration or discolouration.

Carl Johannessen, Jigsaw PFM

I would certainly recommend Rees Tiles and Flooring Ltd to anyone. From the minute I walked in I was greeted with a smile and received fantastic service. The team helped me in selecting the tiles for my main bathroom, en-suite and kitchen. Rees Tiles are willing to go that extra step further to make sure the customer is completely satisfied – it’s just a shame I have nothing else I need to tile now!

Mr Keit, Client

My mum has used Rees Tiles for years and it was off her recommendation that we got in touch with Steve and Holly. They listened to what we wanted and understood the look we were trying to achieve. We borrowed samples and by having the tiles at the house we were able to decide what worked best in the space and lighting. I especially like the colours in the mosaic, and everyone always compliments on how eye-catching and effective they look. Thanks for all your help Rees Tiles!

Mrs Shires, Client